The Arnold Palmer celebrity doll depicts him as himself an American professional golfer, one of the greatest ever. The doll was made in 1998 by Hasbro as part of the Starting Lineup Timeless Legends series of 12 inch action figures. Arnold Palmer died on September 25, 2016.
From the box
He came on the scene when America’s spirits were running high with hope, and the glare of television cameras had just become standard sports equipment. Arnold Palmer was the typical all-American, guy-next-door, who changed golf from the game of a few to a sport of the masses.
As a boy, Arnold Palmer lived in a house that bordered the golf course where his father worked. It was there, at the Latrobe County Club, (which he now owns) that he learned to play golf. In 1954, the 25 year-old Palmer won the U.S. Amateur Championship and turned professional a few months later. From the start of his professional career to the end of 1994, Palmer won 92 championships of national and international acclaim, 61 of them on the U.S. PGA Tour. He won the Masters Tournament four times (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964), put on a spectacular show to win the 1960 U.S. Open, and was victorious in the 1961 and 1962 British Open. Among the major tournaments, only the top slot of the PGA Championship eluded Palmer, where he placed second three times.
From 1960 to 1963, Palmer earned 29 of his titles and collected dollar amounts considered fortunes in their day, though minute by today’s standards. Constantly trailed by a band of followers aptly named “Arnie’s Army,” Palmer radiated a sense of drama, intensity and confidence on the golf course that played like a performer on a stage.
With his athletic good looks, nice-guy charm, and bold playing style, Palmer enticed audiences, critics and fellow golfers alike. Even as an amateur, he hit shots most pros wouldn’t attempt. And while others seemed to win tournaments by avoiding mistakes, Palmer won them by making mistakes then overcoming them.
The recipient of countless honors, trophies, plaques and citations, Palmer has received just about every award in the world of golf. That comes as no surprise, since Arnold Palmer – the legend and the man – is the symbol of excellence in the sport, on and off the course.
The doll comes wearing brown and white plastic golf shoes (no socks), dark gray cotton pants with a velcro closure in the back, light yellow collared knit golf shirt, and light blue cardigan sweater complete with clear buttons and snaps. A golf driver is permanently attached to white glove painted left hand. All of the clothing can be removed with the exception of the golf club attached to his hand.
The doll is fully articulated as a Starting Line up action figure.